Fallout: California's Wage Hike Provokes College Food Insecurity

By Bo Beard | May 31, 2024

Food insecurity

Recent findings within California's college campuses highlight the financial struggles students face in affording meals, often leading them to compromise on nutrition to prioritize expenses like books and fees. 

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Research on food insecurity among college students in the state reveals prevalence rates ranging from one-quarter to over one-half across different institutions. 

Fast food

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The data shows that 84% of students consume fast food, with 54% doing so at least once a week.